Friday, August 22, 2008


Here are a couple of giveaways that are going on!

An Island Review:
Enter to win a the new Laurie Berkner CD (ends 8/28)
Enter to win a pair of Pediped shoes from A Lady and Her Baby (ends 8/26)

A Wrestling Addicted Mommy’s Blog - All Star Collection Lunch Bag Gift Set (Aug 26th/US)

Mother-2-Mother - Personalized Children’s Book (Sept 1st/US)

All Because Two People Fell in LOVE - Baby Girl Gift Set w/ Blanket, Bear, and Pink Playtex Bottle (Aug 24th)

Mother-2-Mother - Infant/Toddler T-shirt (Sept 15th/US & Can)

GoodyBlog - Back-to-School Items (Aug 29th)


I have been gone for some time. Just really busy with moving, work and the kids. You know the normally everyday grind stuff. BUT I am back! I hope to be doing some reviews soon and getting back into the swing of things!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ten On Tuesday

Your Ten Favorite Movie Characters
I'm going to do animated Pixar/Disney Movies
1. Sully -from Monster's Inc.
2. Ariel- from The Little Mermaid
3. Crush- from Finding Nemo
4. Woody- from Toy Story
5. Kronk- from The Emperor's New Groove
6. Tinker Bell- from Peter Pan
7. Genie-from Aladdin
8. Simba (as a cub)- from The Lion King
9. Fish out of Water- from Chicken Little
10. The Dinosaur- from Meet The Robinsons

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

More Giveaways!

Sarah from Sally's Clippies is having a great giveaway. She is giving away 2 felt flower clippies, and a thick headband to match (you pick what ones you want!) The giveaway end on July 6th. This week only Sarah is going to offer 3 felt clips for $10 (ususally 2 for $10), must order by 7/6/08.

WW- where's my bed

Not so wordless: Last night I was doing laundry so that is why there are clothes on my kitchen floor. Anyways about 20mins earlier I had laid Aidan down for bed and then I come into the kichten to get a drink and I see this out of the corner of my eye. I have no idea when he came down stairs. But he was out of it LOL

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Party Time

Jo-Jo's Place is having a party to help celebrate her 500th post. Stop on over and see what its all about.

Fav Sports

Ten on Tuesday theme for this week is '10 Favorite Sports to Play/Watch'.
This is a list of both things I like to Play and or Watch.
1. Cheerleading
2. Dance
3. High School Wrestling
4. High School Football
5. Cubs Baseball
6. Tennis
7. Gymnastics
8. Snowboarding
9. Diving
10. Speed skating

Monday, June 30, 2008

You could win!!!

I'm proof of that. I have just won a Leave Me B, shirt from Heather over at A Daycare Life. This shirt will be going to my best friend who is due in October with her first child. Thank you Heather!!!
And she's at it again with ANOTHER giveaway!! This giveaway is for a that child who has an addiction to pacis from Personalized Pacifiers. Head on over to A Daycare Life to enter!
Give away ends July 19th 2008 at 11:59pm

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photo Hunt

The theme of this week's is BRIGHT!

His future is so bright he's got to wear shades (and goggles). This is from when we were on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland

New House

So we went and picked up our jacuzzi tub today. UMM it is larger than the bed of our truck. I can't wait to try it out. Which won't be until end of July I'm sure :( But hey we are getting closer to getting stuff done with the new house. HOWEVER, we still have tons to do. The work on the kitchen should start sometime next week (lets hope). We are really waiting for our kitchen to be done to move in to. I don't cook a ton but I have to have a sink and dishwasher at least LOL. We also ordered the bathroom vanity, mirror, towel cabinet and vanity top. We found the fridge, dishwasher and, microwave we want. We had to leave the story because hubby had to go to work. So we will be spending more gas tomorrow to go up and purchase those items and bringing them home! OH then I am really looking forward to going furniture shopping. We are getting all new living room furniture! And then I have to fill a room that I have no idea what the purpose of that room will be LOL. I mean its off the entry way but its large so its not like I have just put a bench in it. Hubby wants to get a large fish tank and put it in there. So that will at least take up one wall. It is just getting closer and closer to the time that we can move in and it really feel like our home. Then comes the task of selling the home we live in right now. Shouldn't be too hard, there's really nothing in the town that is the price range of this house. Plus I'm sure many people will be looking for new homes because of the flooding. Which by the way is starting to come down!!!!! I know there are people who won't be back to their homes for many months and it breaks my heart. I just hope that they were able to save things like pictures, those types of things that can't ever be replaced. Please keep all those people in your heart during this time!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MMM Peanut Butter

So remember how I was talking about some great peanut butter giveaway? Well I won!!! And let me tell you that it is SO SO SO good! P.B. Loco Peanut Butter is just awesome! I got the Peanut Butter with Caramel Chunk, Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo, Peanut Butter with Raspberry White Chocolate. And let me tell you I don't want to share it with my kids LOL. So heres a huge shout out to Tanya over at Mommy Goggles (!!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Who said diaper wipes can't be cute?

Certainly not the people at Tick-A-Too have the cutiest traveling diaper cases! AND Natalie from State of Confusion is giving one Designer Traveling Diaper Case away!!!!
Head on over to and see how you can enter to win!!!
SB Couture Camo Wipe Case

SB Couture Princess Poof Wipe Case

WW- Water

These are the view 4 blocks from my house as of Sunday morning. The water has gone down even more than this. It was higher before I took these pics

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ten on Tuesday "10 inventions that have made life easier."
I am trying to do items that have made my life easier not just in general
1. Cell Phone
2. Remote Car Locks/Unlocks
3. Internet
4. Digital Camera
5. Dishwasher
6. Microwaves
7. Debt Cards that can be used easier than cash
8. Being able to pay for gas right at the pump
9. ATM
10. Vending Machines for just about everything! I bought face wash out of one the other day

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm back

OK so If anyone wondered where in the world I went, I went out to Maryland for my sister's wedding. We drove there (from Iowa) since flying would have cost us WAY more and that way we got to do so much more along the way. The kids were great little travlers we only had a couple times where Kayleigh was just DONE with being in the car. Aidan was fine as we have a DVD in the car for him. I will be updating little by little because trying to do it all at once will just be too much. I have to go back to work tomorrow, BOO! Its been so nice not having to live in the real world for the past two weeks. UMM came home to flooding, but I live right on the Mississippi River I knew that was going to happen. Thankfully are house is not in any sort of danger. But we did have to take a couple of detours as MUCH of the way from IL into IA is closed. I some how managed to NOT gain ANY weight while on vacation. I guess all those hot days and walking all over theme parks saved me LOL.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

3 years

Today was Joe and I's 3-year wedding anniversary! We went out to a nice fancy Japanese restaurant and then to a movie and then home. The In-Laws watched the kiddos so we could have a nice relaxing night out. And it was a nice time, for just him and me. We have been so busy with working on the house that we haven't really gotten to spend time together!

Our wedding day June 4, 2005

May 4, 2008


OK so I have been thinking today was Thursday. Well I thought last night was Wed, so we really now have 4 sleeps until vacation LOL. Clearly I want this week to be over NOW!!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

4 more sleeps

UNTIL we leave for vacation! We are driving to Maryland for my sister's wedding. She is getting married on the 14th. So we are going to leave the 8th and just do whatever we want along the way. I didn't want to be held down with "we have to drive 4 more hours to our hotel". I want to be able to see a sign for something that looks like it will be fun and pull over and do it! Hoping to meet up with someone I've chatted with for almost 4 years online. She has a son the same age as Aidan and so that would be super fun to get to finally meet them. Oh and its pretty bad when you have to drive to Maryland to see one of your best friends from highschool, when for the past 7 years we have lived within 2 hours of one another. I have seen her several times within the past 7 years but I haven't seen her in 9months. And she is doing her med school in Baltimore.
So if anyone knows some interesting things to do in IL, IN, WV, please drop me a note so I can check it out!

Ten On Tuesday

1.Gas prices (this one was taken from someone else but it really is the biggest one i think)

2. Cell Phones (they were huge and only the rich and famous had them)

3. How easy it is to get a boob job (lol)

4.The internet (pretty sure I used it like 10 times until out of high school)

5. Digital camera (hell I didn't even get one until 3 years ago)

6. Clothing (have you seen how the kids dress now? its not cute)


8. Politics (look who's running for president)(and this is a good change!!)

9. The Price of EVREYTHING (but for our wages!!!)

10. Just about everything else in the world!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hats, Get your hats for summer!

Gina over at A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's Blog is having a contest for a Little Fit hat. These hats are so stinking cute! Go check it out and enter to win one!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I think that Aidan was getting sick of my trying out my new camera so he spoke up for both him and his sister :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ten On Tuesday

'10 Favorite Time Wasters'
1. The internet- I am on here to get away from "the real" world and sometimes get lost in it
2. Taking long showers in the morning when I'm already running behind
3. Taking pictures of everything all the time
4. WORK (lol I get to have adult conversation and a break from the kids)
5. Watching movies
6. Putting moving in my queue on Netflex before they are even released
7. Talking on the phone to my sister about nothing
8. Sleeping- And I need more of it!
9. Watching TV shows I've already seen (like ANTM)
10. Playing with my kids!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

So this has been by far the hardest Memorial Day I've ever had. I kinda went through it without being there. Does that make any since what so ever? My mother and I have always gone over to our families graves and put flowers down and talked about who the were and all that jazz. Well this year I did it without my mother. Joe along with the kids went with me but it wasn't the same. First off I can't remember who half of these people are. I know the names and where they are laid to rest but I don't know how they are related to me. Even with my mother going over who they are year after year I didn't actually think I would need to retain this info for many many years to come. And for the fact that we actually hadn't been for the past 2 years didn't help. I felt horrible the last 2 years for not going, but I had just had a baby last year and the year before that we were out of town. I mean I don't have anyone around to actually tell me who they are anymore. How am I going to pass this on to my kids? Of course I know like grandparents and great grandparents but passed that I don't know. I know the names and that's it. It also made it harder for me that I don't have a "place" to honor my mother. She wanted to be cremated and so we respected that. My sister and brother and I all agreed we would take apart of her. She is in my home but I don't feel like its enough. I want others to know her as well be able to have that place. Because I know that when I lost my great grandmother it was comforting to have that place. This has been a hard couple of days as the 23rd was her birthday and then today. I smile for all the joy she gave and cry for all the joy I will miss. I also lost a friend when we were 19. He was a wonderful person through and through. I hadn't been to his grave site in about 3 years. When I went today it was hard, because on his headstone is his senior picture. He was so young, and was full of promise and it kinda hit me about how my life has changed since then (6 years) and how he will forever remain that age.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Photohunt: Shoes

So is it wrong if your son as an infant had more shoes then your daughter? Kayleigh hates shoes and I up until about a month ago she never wore them. I couldn't even get her feet into a pair. She's better now, but still prefers to not wear them.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Feast

So I haven't done a Friday Feast since the first time I did one (it was a while back). So I thought I would do it again. And happens again? The host is gone again, how strange is that? So I am using Tina's guestions. So here it goes

Appetizer: Wii, Playstation or XBox? Umm unless you've been living under a rock you have to know that Wii is the best ever! We got one back in Jan and love it so much. I would love to get the Wii Fitness Game. I'll wait until we move because who am I kidding I don't have time for that right now.
Soup: Would you ever go skydiving?
You know I think I would. I have always wanted to do it, and even though I have kids and I feel as if it would be an pretty big risk. Isn't that what life is all about?
Salad: Name a sequel that you think is better than the original movie.
Oh my I have no idea.
Main Course: Share your most wonderful birthday celebration.
I would have to say when I turned 7 and had my birthday in a caboose of a train! It was the coolest thing to do at the time and I got to do it:)
Dessert: If you dare, post a picture of yourself making a silly face.
Being silling on our St. Louis trip

Heads Up

Ok so I wanted to say "Heads Up Seven Up" that was such a great game in school. BUT that is not why I am here. I am here to tell EVERYONE about a great giveaway. Kristin from An Ordinary Life is giving away a Dyson Ball vacuum cleaners. Yes you read that right, a Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner. So you better head on over if you would like the chance to win one of your own!!!!
Oh and you won't have to compete with my entry as I'm not entering this giveaway. I already have a Dyson and I beyond LOVE IT. We got it when we had our 2 dogs and I never knew how dirty my floors really were until I used my dyson. It picks everything up and really does not ever clog. Plus its just fun to use, yup I said it I like to vaccum:)

I am so proud of myself

Ok so I am a normal woman and I gained some weight when I was preggo. And like a lot of other normal women it didn't just melt off 20mins after giving birth. In my case most of it stuck around for 3.5 years (due to me being lazy about it). But something amazing happened last night. I went and bought jeans in SINGLE digits!!!!! Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the size I got were 7/8's. I haven't worn that size for like 4-5 years. I have worked hard to get where I am now. I still have some ways to go but I want to shout this from the roof tops (my key board is that for me right now as my neighbors might call the cops if I were to do something like that LOL)
This is also a YOU CAN DO IT to every person out there who is on this same bumpy, hilly, happy, upsetting road that I am on. I had times where I wasn't losing any weight and I got upset at myself about that. But I was able to get back up and get going. For my total goal weight I need to loose another 18lbs to go. I'm sure at that point I'll set another goal for myself but right now when I get to that point you'll all know it :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Just a cute shot of my girl after she turned 1!!!

10 on Tues

Ok so not all of these are new coming out this summer. But hey what can I say we have 2 kids so its not like we get to go to the movies that much

1. 27 Dresses

2. Kung Fu Panda

3. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

4. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

5. Sex and the City: The Movie

6. Get Smart

7. Wall-E

8. National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

9. Nim’s Island

10. Speed Racer

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Peanut Butter Heaven

So are you like me, make your kid a PB sandwich and have to steal a bite? WELL if you are that person then you need to head over here, Gina is giving away 2 jars P.B.Loco peanut butter. And these are not your ordinary kids PB. These are for the mom's and dads with flavors like, Peanut Butter with Raspberry Dark Chocolate and, Peanut Butter with Sun-Ripened Apricot along with many other flavors! The contest ends May 24th at 11pm so you better go now!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

What a week

OK so I know I have been a BAD BAD Blogger, but I have hardly sat down at all this week. Well I have at work but I don't think they would like it if I was blogging on their dime. (wouldn't that be nice lol). Here is what has happened in the last week. Our computer got a virus from some A-HOLE who posted on my blog!! So it was in the shop from Thur-Monday. Then on Tues, we worked on the house got a lot of painting done. Aidan's room is now FIRE ENGINE RED!! (oh and if anyone knows where I can get pirate themed bedding and stuff like that, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg PLEASE share!!!) Then on Wed not much other than the normal everyday work, take care of kids, clean the house stuff. Then Yesterday we took Aidan to see some specialist about his behavior. Pretty much this was to "hold" us over until his real appt in Sept. They pretty much didn't do anything or say anything that we didn't know. But then again we didn't see the behavioral specialist either. I don't see how in the world a doctor could actually be booked 5-6 months in advance. Honestly is this the ONLY doctor in the state of Iowa to actually do this? Then today I worked, then came home when little Miss Kayleigh woke up we went and bought a table for outside since her party is on Sunday and I have nothing for people to put drinks or cake down on. Then we went and spent the rest of the afternoon/evening at the park.
BUT here is my GREAT NEWS, I finally got my mother's day present and it is a Nikon D60!!! So I had lots of fun taking shots of the kids all day long. Pretty sure they were sick of being blinded by the time I put it away. I am going to have to really study up on this camera so I can use it to its full power. I think I might take a class at our local community college to help me out. Tomorrow is going to be spent cleaning the inside and the outside getting ready for Kayleigh's party that is on Sunday. I am quite upset with people and them not coming to her party, but I guess whatever. At least she's only 1 and doesn't know any better, and she'll have fun playing in her cake.

And the Winner IS....

Post #3, and this was done by random drawing. Thank You to everyone that entered my first drawing!!! (just remember that you need to pay attention to the rulese because it says you have to put your email in your comment. 2 other people were drawn before her but, didn't put down an email address SORRY!)

Bebemiqui and this is what she said.

I live in Colorado...a very dry state and need lotion all the time. Great giveaway! Count me in.

CONGRATS and your shielding lotion will be in the mail as soon as I get your addy!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion&Giveaway!!!

this post will remain at the top of the page until the contest is over. For more current post scroll down. and while your down there sign up to win! ww is down below along with some other great posts!!! (like giveaways from other people as well)

Skin MD Natural. is a product I had never heard about another blogger wrote about them. And from her review of this product, I knew I had to try it out.(Thanks Gina!!) So after contacting the great people at Skin MD Natural. I was lucky enough to get a free sample. I am so glad that I was able to do this, I love this stuff. I have been using it now for 2 days and my hands feel 1000 times better than they ever have.

What is a Shielding Lotion you ask?
"Shielding lotion is a lotion that forms a protective barrier on the skin and keeps out irritants and chemicals. It also allows the natural oils and moisture to remain in the skin so it can heal better. It is a big advantage that shielding lotions are light and go on without a greasy mess," says Dr. Brian Zogg, a dermatologist in Albert Lea, MN. "When you have dry, itchy skin you know that the protective outer layer of skin has been stripped away. The artificial moisturizers in conventional creams and lotions can send a signal to the moisture producing parts of your skin that enough moisture is present. Your skin then makes less of the natural moisture needed to resolve a dry skin problem. With a shielding lotion you protect your own natural oils and moisture in the skin, so it heals faster," says Dr. Zogg

Even with winter coming to an end I will still be using this lotion everyday on my hands. (You can use it for your face and body as well) I am always washing my hands between diaper changes, helping a 3 year old to the bathroom, and working with the general public. I have had times before where I washed my hands so much they would be cracked and bleeding. And other lotions did nothing for them. My hands were not as bad to where they were cracked and bleeding but I could tell as soon as I put it on it was like no other lotion I had ever tried. What I love most is the fact you don't get the greasy feeling. I can't stand when you put a lotion on and feel as if you need to wipe them off because of a greasy residue. Oh and for the fact when they say "A little goes a long way" they mean it!

Some more great things about Skin MD Natural
No animal products or testing
Dermatology tested
Fragrance and colorant free
Paraben free
Non-comedogenic (will not clog pores)
Now here's the great part!!!! I have a 4oz bottle of Skin MD Natural. Shielding Lotion to giveaway free! This bottle is a $18.00 value!

Here are the Rules.
*You must leave a comment on why you need Skin MD Natural.
*Leave your email (even if its on your profile)
*It’s that easy and one lucky blogger will win a Free 4oz bottle of Skin MD Natural
*This giveaway will end May 15 and the winner will be notified of the prize valued at $18.00.
*I will also post on here who has won, and that person has 72 hours to contact me, other wise a new winner will be picked.
*I also ask that if you are a blogger you add my button to your page!
*To gain 3 entries into the contest blog about it on your blog!!!

If you would like more information on Skin MD Natural visit their website at

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WW- It's Ours!

We closed on it on 5-6-08!

Great Giveaway

Gina over at A Wrestling Addicted Mommy is having a great giveaway from From*Me Tee's.
These Tee's are so cute! Go check out her blog and you can enter to win as well. The contest ends May 7th at 11pm est and winners will be announced May 8th.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

“10 Places You’d Love to Travel To (That You Haven’t Gone to Yet)”
1. Australia
2. France
3. Washington D.C. (i love museums and stuff like that)
4. Hawaii (because really why wouldn't someone want to go there?)
5. Alaska (i actually would love to live there)
6. Montana (because there is someone there that I have to meet!)
7. Italy
8. Brazil
9. Germany
10. Ireland

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WW- So Sweet

AWW they do love each other:)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

More about my mother

So if you read my last post you would see that I lost my mother in Aug. of 2007. The worst day of my life. And I'm sure it will contiune to be so for many many years. Well at least I hope nothing as worse as that day happens any time soon. She was not only my mother but my best friend, my hero, and the grandmother to my children. Its actually really hard for me to think about my children not having her in their lives. Thats what gets me the most when they do something cute (or even not so cute) I just want to pick up the phone and call her.
So I am going to post a few pictures along with a little story about each one.

My mother ALWAYS played with us at the parks. She loved going down slides with us and showing us new tricks. I am the little girl standing in AWW of her amazing mother. I don't have a picture of it but she showed of this amzingness to my son, it was a different park but she was still doing this exact thing 18 years later.

My mother and I on my 23 birthday at a Trace Adkins concert.

My mother with all 4 of her grandbabies in June of 2007

Friday, April 25, 2008


With Mother's Day just around the corner a lot of people are having contest that are centered around that. And the ladies over at Five Minutes for Mom are hosting a Photo Contest theme just about motherhood. Get ready for this prize!!!! A $1,000 American Express Gift Card–Sponsored by Egg Beaters to spend any way you want! Five Minutes for Mom are looking for your photos that you feel tell a story about motherhood. You can put up a picture of your mother, grandmother, yourself, or your kids.

SO, picking just one photo is very hard for me! My mother passed away in Aug. of 2007 so I want to put EVERY photo that I have of her up. Because thats all I have left, and they are my memories, my link to her. She was a wonderful person through and through. And the best mother any child could ever ask for. As I've been looking for just the right photo I think, "Well I want to put that one up because it shows this side of her, or that side of her." So selecting this photo has been very very hard for me. So I hope that it does show the world what Motherhood is all about!
This is my mother with my brother on his 6th birthday. She dressed up like a clown, went to his school and sang and danced and did the whole 9 yards not just for him but his whole class. How I feel this is motherhood at its finest is because a mother does anything for her child and LOVES doing it. Loves seeing the joy that they put apon their childs face when they do silly things like dress up like a clown and come to your class.

Here's are the details about the contest
*If you are a blogger, post your photo on your site and then you need to go back to Five Minutes for Mom and link your post back to them. If your post on your blog, you may explain why the photo says motherhood or just let the photo speak for its self.
*If you are not a blogger - you can still play!!! Just email us your photo, with the subject line Photo Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)
*On May 2nd, fifteen finalists will be posted along with a survey box for everyone to vote for their favorite. If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game.
Voting will close May 9th at 9:00pm EST. We will announce the winner on Mothers Day May 11th.

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Eight

--Name something you would categorize as weird.
Food, everyone has what they think is werid when it comes to food. Weather it be how you take your steak cooked, or if you enjoy eating grasshoppers. Atleast one person is going to think its werid
--What color was the last piece of food you ate?
Brown (it was a pack of 100 calorie Chex Chocolate Caramel, mmm so good)
--On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone?
5 I need me time, but then again I enjoy companu
Main Course
--Fill in the blank: I will _________ vote for ___________ in _______.
I will DEFENTLY vote for HILLARY in 2008
--Describe your sleeping habits.
I don't have habits at all. Which is actually a very big problem. For about 4 months it was I couldn't fall asleep until 5am (not good when you have kids and have to function during the day). But now its getting better since I'm working at 9am I make myself go to bed sooner, and I have gotten up at 7:30am for the past 2 weeks!
Gina at is having THE BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!! I say that because its for a Bink Tee's from Got Purseonality . And what just is a Bink Tee's? Well do you have a child who loves their binkie? Than this Tee is for you!!! Bink Tee's lets you attach your childs binki to their shirt without having to attach a plastic holder. BECAUSE the shirt is made with one on it. Bink-Tees reliably hold your baby's pacifier using velcro fasteners. They are simple to use and comfortable to wear. CLICK HERE to see just how the Bink Tee works and safe it is!
Gina is giving away 2 Bink Tee's, one for a girl and one for a boy. Go check out Got Purseonality to see what Bink Tee you would like and if its for a boy or a girl and what size. Then leave that info in a comment for Gina!!!! Giveaway runs until April 27, 2008 and winners will be contacted and announced on April 28, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Free Money! Well a Target Gift Card

Emma's Dad is helping to celebrate with Bloggy Giveaway Carnival and his daughter Emma's 2.5. And he's giving away free money!! I guess its a Target Gift Card, which is awesome because who can't live without Target? I know I can't! So like I said free money, the Target Gift Card is for $25!!!! So go over see what you have to do to entry to win. Its really easy, just leave a comment on what is your favorite tech tip (you know something that saves you time or you just couldn't do without). Mine is the favorites tool bar, I have to many to remember them all!
This giveaway ends on Friday April 25, 2008 (sorry for the short notice but I just found it myself!) And the winner will be contacted on Sat. April 26, 2008.

Pillowcase Dress Giveaway!

Notes from My Nest is have a super cute giveaway for a Pillowcase Dress from Head on over to Notes from My Nest so you can enter!

Drawing will be held on April 26, 2008 so you better go now!!!!
Here a couple of the dress from
my personal fav.
Chocolate Turquoise Paisley

Dainty Dots

Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Kit and Refills Giveaway!

An Island Review is having a great giveaway for not 1, not 2, but 5 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Max Toilet Cleaning System. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on what is your LEAST favorite house chore, its that easy! Of course you can get extra credit by blogging about it:)
Contest runs until April 28, 2008
Head on over and see if you can be one of the 5 who wins!!!!!

minusbags giveaway

5 Minutes for Mom is having a great giveaway for 2 minusbags. Head on over and see how you can win one and help save the Earth today!!!!

Heres some more info on the minusbags.

-minusbags are reusable 100% cotton tote bags that provide a stylish and earth-friendly alternative to plastic grocery bags.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

"Do you mind, I'm trying to eat. So stop with the pictures already!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

10 on Tuesday

10 Things You Love About Your Life
Sometimes we’re so busy moaning and groaning about the stresses in our lives, wishing for things we can’t have or the life we should have had that we forget to appreciate how lucky we are to be alive. So what makes your life wonderful?

1. My husband

2. My son

3. My daughter

4. How I have changed in the last 5 years

5. Being able to go outside now!!!

6. My IL's they truely are wonderful

7. My sister and brother

8. The rest of my family

9. Seeing my son's smiling face wake me up in the morning

10. Watching my daughter take her frist steps

Monday, April 21, 2008


The sold sign is up in the yard!!!! I will go take some pictures tomorrow so I can show you all our new home!
OMG I have so much packing to do!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Beautiful Day

It was a perfect day in Iowa! In the mid 60's with NO major wind. I live right on the Mississipi River so we get a lot of wind. We spent pretty much all day outside, jumping on the trampoline, Aidan learning how to ride his bike, playing on the swingset. The only downer was, we went for a family bike ride, and the trailer that the kiddo's sit in got a flat tire from something. So Joe will have to take it to get fixed. We had only been riding for like 15mins so BOO! But we came home had dinner, THEN took Aidan and Kayleigh fishing for the first time. Well really just Aidan fished but Kayleigh went along of course. We had found a great little pole for him the other week, it was so cute! He did really well with it and he was so excited to try it out. Not to mention when we were driving around the lake he got to sit in the bed of the truck with me. I love how the smallest things mean the world to him! We didn't catch any fish, don't even think we had a bite but oh well there's always next time.

Here's my bad mommy moment! We all got sunburned, well Kayleigh did NOT because she was sleeping in the house during the time Joe, Aidan and myself did. Its on the back of our forearms. I feel so bad, Aidan has never gotten burnt before and was wanting to keep it that way for a long long long time. I just didn't even think about it at all. I'm sure his little arms hurt, because mine sure do. We put some aloe on it and some meds, so hopfully it won't cause him too much pain!!!